Talent everywhere invited to enter The Big T!

NADV 1203041 The Big T. The Big T winners For Cuba with judges and MC.  (1203041AM7)
NADV 1203041 The Big T. The Big T winners For Cuba with judges and MC. (1203041AM7)

The Big T is back! The district’s most successful all-round talent competition is to start shortly with initial stages leading to the glamorous grand final next year at Harrogate Theatre.

It’s the third year Harrogate Theatre Fundraisers have held this good, old-fashioned variety talent contest for all ages.

Past finalists have enjoyed the opportunity of performing on a professional stage, to a full auditorium which led to incredibly positive feedback - not to forget the cash prizes.

One entrant said: “Walking onto the stage of Harrogate Theatre to be greeted by a cheering packed house was an amazing experience.

“The two days I spent at the theatre working on The Big T were one of the greatest times I’ve ever had.

The grand final itself, which combines audience voting with a celebrity judging panel, will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

I, myself, was a judge one year and it’s a highly-entertaining, very well run event.

In the meantime, however, there are the auditions at The Cairn Hotel in Harrogate on March 8 amd 9 and March 15 and 16.

Organisers, who will donate proceeds to the onoging restoration work at Harrogate Theatre, said they were very grateful for the hotel’s support.

They said: “For the third time the Cairn Hotel has given us the perfect large spaces needed for dancers, bands, acrobats, singers, you name it.

“The staff are great, and the hotel’s guests are always fascinated by all the goings-on throughout the two weekends of auditions!”

Any would-be performing stars of all ages and abilities is now invited to apply to take part in the auditions process.

Application forms are avaialbe by visiting the Harrogate Theatre’s website at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Forms are also available by calling in person at the theatre box office.

Potential entrants must be aged over 10 but there is no upper age limit.

Full details and the terms and conditions can be found on the application form.